Current Gallery Exhibit
The Gallery at Cherry Hill is open Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., as well as Thursday & Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. or by special appointment that is arranged via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.. Gallery is also open during public performances. For more information, please call 734/394-5300.
NOVEMBER 2023 FEATURED ARTIST: KEN CLAES
Featured Artists: Ken Claes
Exhibition: “Talking with Strangers"
Date: October 31, 2023 - November 28, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8 PM - Artist Talk at 7PM - FREE & OPEN to the public
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is proud to present the featured works of artist Ken Claes in a unique exhibit, entitled “Talking with Strangers,” in The Gallery at Cherry Hill now through November 28, 2023.
Ken Claes’s Artist Statement: “My inspiration comes from seeing interesting people everywhere within our livingscape. Especially while observing their dynamic work, leisure life, and the diversity of their human spirit. Each painting reflects my interest in conceptual portraiture by challenging our sensibilities and common assumption of who we are and how we perceive ourselves. My narrative is emotional rather than intellectual while describing our human condition.
My painting technique uses sharply painted unblended edges and flat surfaces to emphasize and highlight the image. I am echoing the semi abstract 1960’s California “hard edge” school of painting using figurative content. Each work exaggerates or distorts features to encourage the viewer to question the subject’s emotions and motives.”
Ken Claes is an architect turned painter based in Michigan who enjoys creating multicolor figurative images. He is currently working with latex and acrylic on canvas & board and has worked in the past in oils. His work centers primarily on human joy, emotions and everyday tensions.
After serving in the US Air Force, Ken earned his Architectural degree from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. A successful career in building construction allowed him to pursue his interest in fine arts at the exemplary Atelier School of Art in Royal Oak and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Now retired from business, Ken devotes each day to making art in his Michigan home/studio.
Ken has exhibited from 2007 to the present in numerous local Michigan exhibitions including the renowned ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, and the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. His work is also included in the homes of numerous local collectors.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI, 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups. For more information about this latest exhibition, please call 734/394-5300 or visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.
The Gallery at Cherry Hill is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Thursday & Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. or by special appointment that is arranged via email to email@example.com. The Gallery at Cherry Hill is also open during public performances.
The Gallery at Cherry Hill Exhibitions 2023 Exhibition Schedule
2023 Art Exhibits
December: Meike Rapp-Ullmann – Alcohol Ink & Abstract, “Prelude”
Reception: Wednesday, December 6, from 6-8 p.m.
Exhibit: 11/30/23 – 01/02/24
2024 Art Exhibits
Exhibit: 01/04/24 – 01/30/24
February: Chelsea Painters
Reception: Sunday, February 4, from 3-5 p.m.
Exhibit: 02/01/24 – 02/27/24
March: Collaborative Show: Lori Ellsworth & Pamela Stoddard
Exhibit: 02/29/24 – 04/02/24
April: Ann Arbor FiberArts Guild
Exhibit: 04/04/24 – 04/30/24
May: Palette & Brush Group
Reception: Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. - noon
Exhibit: 05/02/24 – 05/28/24
June: Denise Cassidy Wood
Exhibit: 05/30/24 – 06/25/24
July: Ann Arbor Camera Club
Exhibit: 06/27/24 – 07/28/24
August: Main Street Painters
Exhibit: 07/30/24 – 08/25/24
September: Collaborative Show: Debbie Grifka & Rocco Pisto
Exhibit: 08/27/24 – 09/29/24
October: 30th Fine Arts Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, October 10, from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Exhibit: 10/01/24 – 10/27/24
November: Laura Atkins
Exhibit: 10/29/24 – 12/03/24
December: Kevin McCown
Exhibit: 12/05/24 – 01/05/25
Current Gallery Hours:
The Gallery at Cherry Hill is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., as well as Thursday and Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. or by special appointment that is arranged via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery is also open during public performances.
For more information, please call 734/394-5300.
Art Workshops Schedule
Each month a featured Art Workshop will be held that showcases a unique arts medium allowing participants to sharpen skills, get creative, or enjoy something new.
November 2023: Mosaic Frame WORKSHOP
December 2023: Alcohol ink CarD WORKSHOP
Experience this creative adventure for yourself as a fresh unique take on this immensely popular style of abstract art. Alcohol ink is pigment-intense and vibrant, free-flowing and filled with an energy of its own. In fact, if you have not done any art at all but have longed to try, this is a brilliant introduction into enjoyable creative expression.
Participants will create 6 postcard sized cards to take home with them.